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2327 Jun 2014
Dayton, Ohio, United States
John T. Grant
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Dr. T John Grant
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Short Courses on XPS/ESCA and Data Processing, and on CasaXPS

The 2014 Surface Analysis short course program in Dayton, Ohio, USA will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 23-27 June 2014. The comprehensive "XPS/ESCA including Data Processing" course is 3 days once again, and a 2-day course on CasaXPS Training will be offered as well.

This five-day set of short courses will be devoted to X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS/ESCA) and the Processing of XPS/ESCA Spectra. These courses are designed for scientists, engineers, technicians, and students, who would like a detailed understanding of the principles and uses of XPS/ESCA, and Data Processing for surface analysis and depth profiling. The two courses can be taken as a 5-day package or individually.

The first 3 days will be on X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS/ESCA) including Data Processing. It will cover these topics in detail (see the course description The principles of XPS will be explained, and topics will include instrumentation, qualitative and quantitative analysis, chemical effects, artifacts and both non-destructive and destructive depth profiling. Examples of Data Processing will be given throughout the course and will illustrate processing with many different software programs, including PHI Multipak, Thermo Avantage, Service Physics ESCA 2007, QUASES Tougaard, and CasaXPS. This 3 day course is not designed to teach users how to use these software programs, but to illustrate their applications to various aspects of processing XPS/ESCA data. A comprehensive set of notes on XPS/ESCA will be provided for each course participant.

The last 2 days will be hands-on training with CasaXPS for the processing of XPS/ESCA data (see the course description A complete 30-day trial copy of CasaXPS and appropriate XPS/ESCA data will be provided to attendees so they can follow the examples on their own laptops. Electronic copies of “An Introduction to XPS and AES” by Neal Fairley, and a user manual will be provided as well. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops to the course. The software runs in a Microsoft Windows™ environment.

Registration fees include tuition, notes or manuals as mentioned above, lunch, coffee breaks and snacks. There is a special room rate at the Crowne Plaza for attendees of $109.00 (plus 13.25% state and local tax), and the rate includes breakfast. The hotel offers free transportation from and to Dayton International Airport, free internet access for guests, and free parking (with validation of parking ticket) in the Dayton Transportation Parking Center which is attached to the hotel by covered sky walk.

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Monday-Friday, 23-27 June 2014
A Comprehensive Set of Courses on XPS/ESCA, including Data Processing, and CasaXPS Training, 5-days

Monday-Wednesday, 23-25 June 2014
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS/ESCA) including Data Processing, 3-days

Thursday-Friday, 26-27 June 2014
CasaXPS Training, 2-days